Peter McMahon is an Australian mechanical engineer who says he found the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on Google Earth. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was an international passenger flight that disappeared on March 8, 2014, after leaving Kuala Lumpur International airport and never making it to its destination of Beijing, China.
Peter McMahon is an amateur crash investigator and according to an article from The Sun, Peter has spent years looking at Google Maps and NASA to find the missing plane. He says that the plane is 10 miles south of Round Island, north of Mauritius. In one picture, the 64-year-old says that the outline of the missing plane can be seen beneath the water.
In a Daily Star article, Peter said that he sent his discovery to the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau but MH370 investigators have denied his claims since they say the pictures were taken in 2009, years before the flight went missing.
A spokesperson from the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau told Newshub: ‘Mr. McMahon contacted ATSB via Facebook and its general inquiries email in 2016 and 2017 respectively. At no stage did the ATSB suggest his evidence could be missing flight MH370. The images sent to ATSB by Mr. McMahon, below, were captured on 6 Nov 2009, over four years before the flight disappeared. Spurious claims such as these must be particularly upsetting for the family and friends of those lost on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.’
However, Peter is convinced that he has uncovered the wreckage. In an interview with Daily Star Online, he said: ‘four Americans were sent to Australia to oversee the findings of MH370. They have made sure that all information received has been hidden from the public, even our government – but why?’
In a Daily Mail article, Peter went on to stipulate that investigators have refused to search that area because the plane is riddled with bullet holes. He said: ‘(they) do not want it found as it’s full of bullet holes, finding it will only open another inquiry.’
While there is no confirmation as of yet whether the image is indeed the missing plane, investigators of the MH370 disappearance say that the plane should have landed somewhere in the Indian Ocean about six hours after take off.
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